Welcome to the Chesterton Digital Library

The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton invites you enjoy the collected works of G.K. Chesterton.

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How much more melancholy, however, for any organic being to find that he has come to the end of his Tail. Even the Great Sea-Serpent, we suppose, must do so at last; but when he does he must weep…

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At present, the Chesterton Digital Library includes essays from The Daily News, The New Witness, Illustrated London News as well as key books, including Heretics, The Man Who Was Thursday, and What I Saw in America


About the Chesterton Digital Library (CDL)

Made possible through the financial support of donors and thousands of volunteer hours, the Chesterton Digital Library aims to provide free, online access to the complete writings of G.K. Chesterton. The CDL will eventually house an estimated 7,000 books, essays, poems, speeches by G.K. Chesterton.